Fresh air impoverishes the doctor. ~Danish Proverb
How many times have you hear someone say, you can live a month without food, a week without water, but only 8 minutes without oxygen? Not only do you need air, but you need air with oxygen! Stale polluted indoor air is simply not the same as fresh air. Fresh air is made up of a number of different gasses with oxygen and nitrogen being the most abundant ones.
Often Indoor air not only stale it is contaminated
with chemicals that have been off-gassed from all the synthetic materials used in the construction of
homes and buildings: Carpets, furniture, paints, glues, dyes and so on. Plus, you often get mold spores
from indoor air ducts.
Fresh air is full of negative ions, it has a good amount of oxygen. An ocean breeze or the air beside a waterfall is even more healing! Actually the amount of oxygen at sea level is decreasing. Often the aire feels much more refreshing above 1000 feet elevation.
Nature’s smells are natural aromatherapy. Getting outside into fresh air, smelling the grass, trees, and flowers reconnects us to the memories of other times in nature and enhances the healing that being in nature provides.
Houseplants indoors can dramatically help you improve the quality of your indoor air. There are excellent indoor air treatments, such as Aranizer, however unless you live in a very polluted city by the highway or some industry smokestack, your outdoor air is probably better than treated indoor air. I love to sleep with my window open next to my bed.